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Statement by Steve Nelson, on Behalf of Common Sense Nebraska Coalition, Regarding Delay in Implementation of WOTUS Rule

“Yesterday’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to delay implementation of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule is another positive step toward the elimination of this harmful, vague, and burdensome regulation. Without the announced two-year delay, Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, small business owners, and virtually anyone who turns earth with a shovel, would have been subject to federal regulations which looked to treat dry land as flowing water.”

“Now that the delay of the rule has been finalized, we call upon the EPA to work with our nation’s landowners to develop a rule which follows common sense and also protects our nation’s water supply. These ideas are not mutually exclusive. Our coalition stands ready to work with the EPA as well as the Corps, to develop a new rule which accomplishes both of these goals.”

Common Sense Nebraska Coalition members include:

  • AKSARBEN Club Managers Association
  • Association of General Contractors – NE Chapter
  • Farm Credit Services of America
  • Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses/Nebraska
  • Nebraska Agribusiness Association
  • Nebraska Association of County Officials
  • Nebraska Association of Resource Districts
  • Nebraska Bankers Association
  • Nebraska Cattlemen
  • Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Nebraska Cooperative Council
  • Nebraska Corn Board
  • Nebraska Corn Growers Association
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
  • Nebraska Golf Course Superintendents Association
  • Nebraska Grain and Feed Association
  • Nebraska Grain Sorghum Association
  • Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board
  • Nebraska Pork Producers Association
  • Nebraska Poultry Industries
  • Nebraska Rural Electric Association
  • Nebraska Soybean Association
  • Nebraska State Dairy Association
  • Nebraska State Home Builders Association
  • Nebraska State Irrigation Association
  • Nebraska Water Resources Association
  • Nebraska Wheat Board
  • Nebraska Wheat Growers Association
  • Nemaha Natural Resources District
  • Pawnee County Rural Water District #1

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